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Poster: Spuzz Date: Feb 24, 2005 3:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

OK, I'm sorta in the mood to buy a MP3 player, thinking it will be a good investment. I'm gonna d/l audio shows from here and bother other sections of the archive for awhile (If you don't know already, I'm a Prelinger Archive Addict). I was down at my electronics store wanting to check out the Ishuffle. But what good is that if you can't program it to play the song you want when you want it? I would find that extremely frustrating. So, I don't want to spend too much money.. Any suggestions? There was a RCA Lyra RD1028 128MB MP3 Player that I was looking at.. it got good reviews.. I am deliberating whether I need more memory then it will have (I can buy a memory upgrade). After all, I have a digital camera with a 64mb card, that can hold 71 pics, and that suits me just fine. I won't be using the mp3 player a LOT.. Do you think it's wise to stick with this? get more memory? Or will someone say wait a week and get the Ipod Shuffle because ______.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Mar 1, 2005 2:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

I'm gonna d/l audio shows from here and bother other sections of the archive for awhile (If you don't know already, I'm a Prelinger Archive Addict)

Watch out Spuzz! Going by experience in live music fandom, I'd say you might only be adding a new addiction here. ;)

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Mar 1, 2005 7:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

Heh!

OK, all I went with...

A Creative Muvo TXfm! It's great! Plug and play, hey! It has a FM tuner too! Wow! And hey! A microphone too? Wow! Do I really sound like that? LOL

Anyways, I'm just listening to Oldtime Stuff right now.. Odd hearing Edison speaking on a MP3 player...

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Poster: dgodwin Date: Feb 25, 2005 1:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

Get a nomad jukebox 3 and start taping and uploading shows! It's also a 20 gig hard-drive based mp3 player. You might be able to still find refurbs direct from creative on ebay for $150, or used ones for about the same.

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Poster: Ras ViKing Date: Mar 1, 2005 1:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

Greetings Spuzz;
I must disagree with the former postings advice. While I have friends with iPods, I can't justify the high price to features ratio.
I started with an ARCHOS Jukebox Recorder. This too is a hard drive based unit. If the charger plug on the unit haddn't broke I'd still have it. It uses MusicMatch Jukebox as the organizing software and playlist generator. You could drag and drop like a normal hard drive & use folders to organize. Also able to use as a portable hard drive for any kind of file. As the 'major electronics outlet' that I bought it 'no longer supported it' my only option under my extended service contract was to select anotgher player.
I chose the Philips hdd120. Worst choice I ever made. It has a VERY STRICK drm set up. Whereas with the ARCHOS unit I could move music with it from home to work that was impossible withthe Philips. Also you had to use their software to put music on it. If not then it wouldn't play it. The only music you could move off it was music recorded on it. Thankfully it died a quick death.
I now use a MPIO hdd300. It too has recording capabilities, ability to transfer files to other computers, and has FM radio tuner and station presets you can select or let it find stations, allows you to record radio also. It is much slimmer and lighter than the ARCHOS.
As far as flash based players go I love my music tooooooo much to limit myself to 1 or 2 or 4 hours to choose from. I don't always know where I'll be at any given time on any day and who'll be there so I might want to play something for them. My hdd based players don't come close to holding my whole music collection but I can have enough music of almost any genre to not to have to repeat a song for a day or two unless I want to. Also flas memory has a limited life span and then has to be replaced. And although prices are falling it still adds up and can come pretty close to the price of a hdd based player quick if you have several stick so as to have room or different genre or 'camera' stick and 'music' stick etc...
Whatever you choose research the product first, ask a freind to try theirs for a few days to see if you like it, etc... I'm sure you know the buyer beware drill by now. Hope my 2 cents worth help.

Ras ViKing

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Poster: Pai Mei Date: Mar 1, 2005 2:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

creative has a great line of mp3 players, i use creative's nomad jukebox zen xtra 40 gigs, works great only problem i have had is you can click and drag songs into it you have to use their program which isnt hard to do but makes us lazy people mad it doesnt have all those fancy freatures like fm tuner a bunch of shit you dont need what can you say your getting a 40 gig mp3 player thats durable small and only costs 250 dollars

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Poster: john rf Date: Feb 27, 2005 12:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What MP3 player shall I Buy?

ipod is the ONLY choice! Skip the shuffle go with a mini or better yet get a 40 or 60gig. I have a 10gig and use it constantly (for about a year and a half). Hook it up to Cambridge Soundworks for picnics. I recently have been also using an iMotion (by Altec Lansing) for real portability (about the size of a paperback). Can't beat iPod!